Sgt. (USA), Robert J. Finney

Is your surname Finney?

Research the Finney family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Sgt. (USA), Robert J. Finney

Birthplace: Islandmagee, Antrim, Ireland
Death: June 03, 1922 (80-82)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fenney and Margaret Fenney
Husband of (Theoretical wife #2) Finney and Mary E. Finney
Ex-husband of Margaret Finney aka Margaret Donovan
Father of Pvt. Robert John Finney of Little Rock and Margaret M. Finney
Brother of Pvt. James Finney, (USA); Alexander Finney; Hugh Finney; William Finney; Margaret Noonan and 3 others

Occupation: Co. A, 1st MD Cav
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Sgt. (USA), Robert J. Finney

family from Antrim, Ireland
Islandmagee is a peninsula and civil parish on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, located between the towns of Larne and Carrickfergus


Enlisted 5 times, beginning with Co A 1st MD Cav. in the Civil war
"Maryland had two 1st Maryland Cavalry regiments in the Union Army. One was the 1st Maryland Cavalry, Potomac Home Brigade and the other was the 1st Regiment Maryland Volunteer Cavalry, which is the one Finney actually served in." see timeline for additional enlistments including the 1st US Cavalry

~• It is clear that Sgt. R. Finney married at least twice; more likely, three times.When he left the military for good and briefly entered the Home for Disabled Veterans in 1893, he names his next of kin as his son, Robert Jr. as next of kin.
However, on his pension form a Mary (E.?) Finney is named (Aug. 1922)..

Personal life

  • By 1880 his first wife was remarried and living in Baltimore with their son Robert John (called John in the census) and her new husband.
  • There are references to both a Mary E. and a Mary J. (maiden name unknown). The last wife outlived him................................
  • There is a memorial to his son Robert Jr. in the National cemetery in Little Rock but none for Sgt. Finney. This is because he died in Baltimore

A Mary E. Finney did have a son from a prior marriage named Clarence Johnson with whom she lived as a widow (1930).

Finney, Robert BATTLE UNIT NAME: 1st Regiment, Maryland Cavalry SIDE: Union COMPANY: A SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M388 ROLL 4

view all 18

Sgt. (USA), Robert J. Finney's Timeline

Antrim, Ireland
February 1871
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The 1910 census of (1910 United States Federal Census for Robt J Tinney
Arkansas Pulaski Little Rock Ward 1 District 0106) states that Robert was then 39. Furthermore, Robert J. was 27 years, 10 months old when he enlisted late Jan 1899.

October 9, 1875